Glenorie Bus Company

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Glenorie Bus Company
Parent Todd Family (until 2001)
National Express (2001-2004)
Commenced operation 1920s
Ceased operation December 2004
Headquarters Dural
Service area Hills District
Service type Bus services
Depots 1
Fleet 95 (May 2005)
Website www.glenoriebus.com.au

Glenorie Bus Company was an Australian bus company in the Hills District of Sydney.

History[edit]

Bus services in the Glenorie area commenced in the 1920s when George Deaman began operating. In 1952 Deaman sold out to Roy Baxter and George Tucknott. In 1975 the business was sold to Keith Todd with 16 buses.[1] In April 1988 Dural Busways was purchased.[2][3]

In December 2001 Glenorie was purchased by National Express but the business was not merged with its neighbouring Westbus operation.[4][5] Instead it operated on its own until December 2004, when Glenorie, along with Westbus' routes that operated out of Seven Hills and Northmead depots, were all rebranded Hillsbus.

The following are the routes that were operated by Glenorie prior to their rebranding to Hillsbus.[6][7]

  • 631: Hornsby - Pennant Hills - Castle Hill via Castle Hill Road
  • 632: Hornsby - Pennant Hills - Castle Hill via David Road
  • 633: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill via Coonara Avenue
  • 634: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Castlewood Estate
  • 635: Macquarie Centre - Beecroft - West Pennant Hills Valley - Castle Hill
  • 636: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Glenhaven
  • 637: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Glenorie
  • 638: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Berrilee
  • 639: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Kenthurst (Pitt Town Road)
  • 640: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Kenthurst (Porters Road)
  • 641: Pennant Hills - Castle Hill - Annangrove Road

The Hillsbus brand actually existed since 2002 as a joint venture between Westbus and Glenorie. Hillsbus introduced a new route 642 on 11 February 2002 between Dural and the city.[8] Hillsbus introduced another three routes from West Pennant Hills to the City on 8 July that year,[9][10] All four routes operated under the Hillsbus brand. These express routes operated via the M2 and were known as "M2 City" express services. These routes, though operated by Glenorie according to timetables,[11] did not use Westbus or Glenorie buses.[9][12]

The "M2 City" routes that Glenorie operated were:

  • 642: Dural - Cherrybrook - City via M2 (operates as Hillsbus)
  • 650: West Pennant Hills - City via M2 (operates as Hillsbus)
  • 652: West Pennant Hills - City via M2 (operates as Hillsbus)
  • 654: Dural - West Pennant Hills - City via M2 (operates as Hillsbus)

Glenorie Coaches[edit]

In late 2009 a coach charter company was formed under the name Glenorie Coaches using the same cream and aqua as previously carried by Glenorie Bus Company.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About GBC Glenorie Bus Company
  2. ^ "Dural Busways" Fleetline May 1988 Page 132
  3. ^ New South Wales Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Sydney: Historic Commercial Vehicle Association. 1993. p. 54. 
  4. ^ NEG buys Glenorie Bus Australasian Bus & Coach
  5. ^ Annual Report December 2001 Archived 14 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. National Express
  6. ^ Glenorie Bus Company Operator Information, Australian Bus Fleet Lists, Retrieved 10 July 2014
  7. ^ Glenorie Bus Company Timetables December 2004, Retrieved 10 July 2014
  8. ^ M2 City Express Service, Glenorie Bus Company, Published 2002, Retrieved 10 July 2014
  9. ^ a b Hillsbus Home Page August 2002, Retrieved 10 July 2014
  10. ^ M2 Services Doubled With Introduction of West Pennant Hills Valley Services, Hillsbus, Published 2002, Retrieved 10 July 2014
  11. ^ M2 Bus Map July 2004, Glenorie Bus Company,Retrieved 10 July 2014
  12. ^ National Express Annual Report 2001 Page 7 Archived 14 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 10 July 2014
  13. ^ Home Glenorie Coaches
  14. ^ Glenorie Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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